August to June
Literacy rate (15+ years old)
Primary school – 92.4%
Lower secondary school – 80.2%
Upper secondary school – 56.9%
Children (6 to 11 years old) – 65,377
Adolescents (12 to 14 years old) – 145,502
Youth (15 to 17 years old) – 169,877
The villagers of Dong Na Kham contributed to this project by overseeing and monitoring the progress of the construction to ensure our high-quality standards were met and by providing electricity, manual labor, and water for construction. The school and the community were responsible for the operations and maintenance of the new building. A trusted local contractor was selected to coordinate all phases of construction and to purchase materials locally. Full involvement of the community is the key factor to ensure the sustainability of the project.
News from the project
About the country
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
7 million people
Lao kip (LAK)
Mainly Lao, with Hmong, Khmu, and French
South Africa has a generally temperate climate, averaging 8–10 daily sunshine hours in most regions.
Annual average temperature
April to October, characterized by low levels of rainfall, with sunny but cool days.
November to March, characterized by higher levels of rainfall and humidity.
Pha That Luang is a large gold-covered Buddhist stupa in the center of Vientiane, Laos. It is generally regarded as the most important national monument in Laos and a national symbol.
The Blue Lagoon 1 swimming hole is one of the most popular stops on Vang Vieng, Visitors jump from low and high platforms on the tree that hangs over the lagoon.
Tham Chang cave is accessible via an orange suspension bridge. Swim in the clear spring outside the cave, then climb the steep staircase to enter the well-lit cavern. Visitors can see a panoramic view of the city and mountains from the lookout point and many stalactites and stalagmites inside.
In addition to the absolutely stunning views of what is arguably one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world, there are many other activities in the town to check out.
Vientiane: Crowne Plaza Vientiane
Vang Vieng: Riverside Boutique Resort
Luang Prabang: Avani+ Luang Prabang Hotel
Places to eat
Savannakhet: Dolly’s Cafe, Pad Thai Restaurant, Chez Boune Restaurant
Best souvenirs from the country
Lao coffee, Lao Sinh, brocade weaving, pottery, silver jewelry, wood carving
Proposed one week tour
Day 1: Vientiane: Pha That Luang
Day 2: Savannakhet: School visit
Day 3: Vang Vieng: Blue Lagoon 1
Day 4: Vang Vieng: Tham Chang
Day 5: Vang Vieng: Temples visit
Day 6: Luang Prabang: Royal Temple Museum
Day 7: Luang Prabang: Kwang Si Falls